nep-ipr New Economics Papers
on Intellectual Property Rights
Issue of 2008‒08‒14
four papers chosen by
Roland Kirstein
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

  1. Licensing probabilistic Patents: The duopoly case. By Vargas Barrenechea, Martin
  2. Control Rights over Intellectual Property: Corporate Venturing and Bankruptcy Regimes By Sudipto Bhattacharya; Sergei Guriev
  3. Turning science into business in developing countries: The case of vaccine production in Vietnam By Tran Ngoc Ca
  4. Innovation and Knowledge Sourcing in the Vienna ICT Manufacturing Sector By Lukas Lengauer; Eva Nussmüller; Michaela Trippl; Franz Tödtling

  1. By: Vargas Barrenechea, Martin
    Abstract: In this work we study licensing games of non drastic innovations under the shadow of probabilistic patents. We study the situation of a insider innovator that get a new reduction cost innovation and acts in a duopoly market under Cournout competition. When the property rights are not ironclad the potential licensee additional to the option of use the backstop technology instead of the new technology ,has the option of infringe the patent. Under infringement the patent holder can sue the infringer in a court and if its successful could get a order of damages payment. Then when the infringer decides about what kind of technology to use the infringement is always better than to use the backstop technology then a difference of the ironclad licensing games probabilistic rights, change the threats points and makes attractive for the patent holder just to license big innovations under the Lost Profit rule.
    Keywords: Patents; innovation economics; probabilistic property rights; damage rules
    JEL: L0 K42 C72
    Date: 2008–08
  2. By: Sudipto Bhattacharya; Sergei Guriev
    Date: 2008–08
  3. By: Tran Ngoc Ca (National Institute for S&T Policy and Strategy;38 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, Vietnam)
    Abstract: Turning scientific discoveries into business opportunities is a difficult process, particularly in high-tech related area such as bioscience and/biotechnology. In developing countries, where research conditions are much less favorable than in the industrialized world, there are many additional constraints in terms of finance, investment, and human resources. However, the production of vaccines on the basis of research and technology transfer in Vietnam shows that this is possible provided the right policy and right people are available. Relying on transfer of technology from overseas, plus a combination of domestic efforts and international cooperation on R&D, Vietnamese research institutes have turned their research into business operations and turned some scientists into a businessmen and women. This in turn, has contributed to the eradication of certain diseases and Vietnam’s self-reliance of key vaccines.
    Keywords: Vietnam, bioscience, biotechnology, developing countries, R&D
    JEL: O31 O38
    Date: 2008
  4. By: Lukas Lengauer; Eva Nussmüller; Michaela Trippl; Franz Tödtling
    Date: 2008

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